Walton’s Rocking W Ranch
Recently reduced from $19,750,000 to $16,500,000
One of Texas’ most iconic ranches is Alice Walton’s Rocking W Ranch on the banks of the Brazos River. Located just west of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex off of Interstate I-20, the Rocking W offers over 1,435 acres with paved and ranch roads that grant access to all portions of the property. This rare offering boasts an excellent blend of hardwood and some softwood trees, plus a wildlife friendly mix ranging from open to heavy cover with both strong native grasses and coastal bermuda pastures and is abundantly watered with well, pond and river water rights, making the Rocking W a varied and beautiful ranch and an ideal spot for any outdoor enthusiast.
Perhaps the most well-known aspect of the Rocking W Ranch is its extensive horse facilities. A 24-stall main show barn serves as the anchor with all the necessary amenities including feed, tack and equipment storage and a one-bedroom barn apartment. Attached to the show barn are 10 oversized and covered outdoor stalls that are flexible in use and serve multiple purposes throughout the year. A covered arena and breaking pen are adjacent to the barns. All of the facilities have been designed with efficiency and function in design. Hay and equipment barns provide abundant, protected storage for the ranch owner’s equipment and crops. Numerous large traps for horses and cattle are pipe-fenced and watered and connected by alleys to facilitate easy mobility of livestock.
With an excellent blend of hardwood and some softwood trees, plus a wildlife friendly mix ranging from open to heavy cover with strong native grasses, the ranch is a beautiful example of the diversity of the Cross Timbers region. Additionally, with over 250 acres of coastal bermuda pasture providing abundant hay for livestock and horses, over 19 stock tanks and ponds, well water, and Brazos River frontage and water rights, the Rocking W is a vibrant, working ranch.
Fencing and cross fencing are in good to excellent condition and help facilitate rotational grazing. The seller owns, and will convey at closing, the mineral rights including producing royalties which amount to over 93% of the total mineral estate. One of the most unique assets of the ranch is the Brazos River water rights. Upon purchase, the seller will convey the adjudicated rights to impound up to 92.11-acre feet of water and to divert and use up to 250- acre feet of water for irrigation purposes.
The main residence sits atop a hill with spectacular views of the Brazos River Valley and the equine facility. Mature oak trees encapsulate the 3,800+ sq. ft. soft contemporary home. The comfortable residence offers three bedrooms, a library and a main gallery. Features of this state-of-the art home include Venetian plaster walls, mesquite floors, sycamore and cherry cabinetry and a fully customizable home automation system. The large covered deck off the main living area is the perfect place to enjoy the best sunset view in the Brazos River Valley.
Additional residences for all needed staff and guests are located in the central complex and include a triplex, a duplex and a barn apartment. There is also a stone home near the main entrance of the ranch and an older brick home on Soda Springs Road on the back side of the ranch.
For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, contact Allen Crumley.